BioStack Microplate Stacker

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BioStack Microplate Stacker

Overview:

BioStack™ is a compact and versatile microplate stacker compatible with BioTek’s washers, dispensers, detectors and imaging systems. Its rapid plate exchange speeds increase throughput and enhance productivity, accommodating assay workflows for 96- and 384-well plates. The patented BioStack 4 offers efficient de-lidding and re-lidding of microplates for sensitive cell-based assays. Faster processing and walk away automation means increased throughput and greater productivity!
 

Features:

De-lidding and re-lidding capability

 
BioStack 4

All BioStack models offer fast plate transfers to and from the integrated imager, multi-mode reader or liquid handling system. The new, patented BioStack 4 model offers efficient de-lidding and re-lidding of microplates for sensitive cell-based assays.

Fast plate transfers with BioStack Neo

 
BioStack Neo

BioStack Neo is specifically designed to integrate with Synergy Neo2 for the fastest plate processing, facilitating high throughput requirements. BioStack Neo is a robust, compact system for up to 50 plates.

 

Re-stacking for complete automation

 
Convenient re-stacking for complete automation of endpoint and kinetic processes

No need for excessive manual plate handling. BioStack is programmable to restack plates to the source stack, providing complete process automation even for long-term kinetic runs.

Removable, exchangeable stacks

Stacks

10, 30 and 50 plate stacks are available for use with BioStack to accommodate varying throughput requirements. Stacks are easily exchanged among multiple BioStacks in the lab, for maximum flexibility. The smaller stacks are compact to fit within a biosafety enclosure, and 50 plate stacks provide high throughput, walkaway automation.

Compact footprint

BioStack and Epoch 2

BioStack integrated to BioTek’s readers, imagers, washers or dispensers use minimal benchspace and are easily disconnected and moved as your lab space or layout changes. The integrated system can also fit conveniently within a biosafety enclosure to facilitate sensitive workflows.


Models:

 
Integration Kit
BioStack 4 (BIOSTACK4)
BioStack 3 (BIOSTACK3WR)
BioStack
(BIOSTACK2WR)
BioStack Neo
BIOSTACKNEOWHITE
EL406
7310042
S
S
F,S
-
405TS/LS
7310040
S
S
F,S
-
ELx405
7310041
S
S
F,S
-
MultiFlo FX
7310044
S
S
F,S
-
MultiFlo
7310044
S
S
F,S
-
MicroFill
7310012
-
-
S
-
Precision
7110044
-
-
F
-
Cytation 1/3/5
7310053
F
F
-
-
Synergy 2
7310047
S
S
F
-
Synergy H1
7310045
F
F
F
-
Synergy HTX
7310046
S
S
F
-
PowerWave HT
7310048
-
F
F
-
Epoch 2
7310054
F
F
F
-
Epoch(R)
7310043
S
S
-
-
Synergy Neo2*
7310055
S
-
-
S

 

F= Facing orientation
S= Side orientation
*Synergy Neo2 is also compatible with BIOSTACKNEOWHITE

BIOSTACK2WR
BioStack (model BIOSTACK2WR): EL406, 405 Touch, 405LS, ELx405, MultiFlo, MultiFlo FX, MicroFill, Precision XS, Precision, Synergy H1, Synergy H4, Synergy Mx, Synergy 2, Synergy 2SL, Synergy HTX, PowerWave, Epoch 2, Epoch(R).

BIOSTACK3WR
BioStack3 (model BIOSTACK3WR): EL406, 405 Touch, 405LS, ELx405, MultiFlo, MultiFlo FX, Synergy H1, Synergy H4, Synergy Mx, Synergy Neo, Synergy Neo2, Synergy 2, Synergy 2SL, Synergy HTX, PowerWave, Epoch 2, Epoch(R), Cytation 3, Cytation 5.

BIOSTACK4
BioStack4 (model BIOSTACK4): EL406, 405 Touch, 405LS, ELx405, MultiFlo, MultiFlo FX, Synergy H1, Synergy H4, Synergy Mx, Synergy Neo, Synergy Neo2, Synergy 2, Synergy 2SL, Synergy HTX, PowerWave (except PowerWave HT), Epoch 2, Epoch(R), Cytation 3, Cytation 5.
Patented de-lidding capability and/or plates up to 22 mm tall

BIOSTACKNEO
BioStack Neo (Model BIOSTACKNEOWHITE) is designed for use with Synergy Neo2 and Synergy Neo.


Specifications:

General
Microplate types All models: ANSI/SBS Standard and low profile 96, 384 and 1536 wells

BioStack 4: 24- and 48-well plates (model dependent)
Maximum plate height: 23.2 mm

BioStack 3, BioStack, BioStack Neo: Maximum plate height 14.6 mm
Other labware supported BioStack 4: De-lidding capability: (lids always removed during processing) 96-,384-, and 1536-well plates. Maximum height, including lids: 16.9 mm
Nunc plates: (lids can remain on plate during process, or can be removed) 6-, 12-, 24-, 48- well plates.
Maximum height, including lids: 23.2 mm
Microplate capacity BioStack 4: 10 and 30 plate stacks are removable and interchangeable (50-plate stacks may be used with non-lidded plates only)
96-/384-well plates: Up to 30 plates (with lids)
1536-well plates: Up to 75 plates

BioStack 3, BioStack, BioStack Neo: 10-, 30- and 50-plate stacks are removable and interchangeable
96-/384-well plates: Up to 50 plates
1536-well plates: Up to 75 plates
Barcode scanner Landscape or portrait orientation, Code 39, Codabar, UPC/EAN, Code 128 compatible 1D and 2D barcodes: BioStack Neo
Processing speed (plate exchange time) BioStack 4: <20 seconds (with de-lidding)
<12 seconds (without lids)

BioStack 3: <10 seconds

BioStack: <33 seconds

BioStack Neo: 6 seconds

Software LHC2 for liquid handling instruments (optional)
Gen5 2.0 for readers
Direct Control Washers and dispensers with keypad interface can directly control BioStack
Physical Characteristics
Power 100 - 240 Volts AC. 50/60 Hz.
Weight < 25 lbs (11.3 kg)
Dimensions BioStack 4:8.3" W x 22" D (21 x 56 cm)

BioStack 3, BioStack Neo: 7.4" W x 20.7" D (18.8 x 52.6 cm)

BioStack: 7" W x 18.5" D (18 x 47 cm)
Overall height will vary depending on connected instruments and stacks used.
Operating Environment 18°C to 40°C; 10% to 85% humidity
Regulatory
Regulatory CE and TUV marked. RoHS Compliant.